Photo by Sara Lieberman
The Blue Lagoon
While Malta’s uninhabited third island of Comino may be mostly barren and feature only a few hotels, it’s got one very popular destination: The Blue Lagoon. Visitors mostly drift over for the day by private boat or an organized trip that includes snorkeling, boozing and more in this small, horseshoe-shaped inlet. Consider yourself forewarned, though: Jellyfish are common in these waters and they like to sting. (Which means Madonna’s acting in the 2002 film "Swept Away," which was filmed in the Blue Lagoon, wasn’t very far off when she jumped at the sight of something slimy with tentacles.)
By Sara Lieberman, AFAR Contributor
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Clear waters at the Blue Lagoon
I came to the Blue Lagoon in June and the waters were crystal clear, the sun was warm, and the crowds were plenty. The waters of the Mediterranean are cool so its a nice place for sunbathing and a dip in the crystal waters to cool off. It was the first time I had ever really "swam" in the ocean. Other times have been quick dips. Definitely a nice little getaway and would highly recommend it! However, the waters are a bit choppy getting here so make sure to take some seasick pills or not eat a heavy breakfast.
By Alaine Handa